Addition Expands Access to GI Care on the Palouse
Dr. Lee Hixson, a Board-Certified Gastroenterologist with experience treating patients for a wide range of conditions, has joined the Gritman General Surgeons and Gastroenterology clinic in Moscow.
In addition to performing endoscopes and colonoscopies for polyp removal and cancer detection, Dr. Hixson specializes in treating both acute and chronic GI problems, including:
- Bowel Irregularity
- Heartburn and Swallowing Problems
- Hemorrhoid Bleeding
- Inflammatory Bowel Disease
- Liver and Gallbladder Disease
- Ulcer Symptoms
“We can often improve a person’s quality of health significantly with intervention,” Dr. Hixson said. “I would encourage people who are having symptoms to come in and let us help them.”
Dr. Hixson is eager to join the Gritman System to ensure patients get the services they need without having to travel long distances for care. He aims to both relieve symptoms, as well as prevent disease through screening procedures including colonoscopies.
“What I do is endoscopy, or scope examinations of the stomach and the bowel,” he said. “Other than performing procedures, I see patients in the clinic and I help them deal with chronic GI problems.”
Board-Certified in both Gastroenterology and Internal Medicine by the American Board of Internal Medicine, Dr. Hixson has already begun to interact with the region’s primary care providers to ensure synergy with their care and the services he is able to provide.
He joins the successful Gritman General Surgeons and Gastroenterology practice that includes Dr. Bryan Anderson, Dr. Brian Newell and Physician Assistant Andrew Schug. The practice provides general, acute and trauma surgery services, along with gastrointestinal care.
Dr. Hixson also currrently serves as clinical faculty with the University of Idaho WWAMI Medical Education Program. A graduate of the University of Utah School of Medicine, he comes to Gritman after an esteemed career serving patients in both Utah and the Lewiston-Clarkston Valley.
When not practicing medicine, he enjoys spending time with his family and raising blueberries on property in rural Latah County.
Gritman General Surgeons and Gastroenterology, first opened in 2021, is located at 2400 W. A St., Suite G, in Moscow. Referrals and appointments are accepted.
Pictured at Top: Dr. Lee Hixson is the only Board-Certified Gastroenterologist on the Palouse.
Dr. Lee Hixson Joins Gritman
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